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Educate them early: green learning opportunities for kids

Educate them early: green learning opportunities for kids
This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. “Where on earth did my child learn that?”  If you’re a parent, it sounds like something you said…um…yesterday?? It’s not until later, when you catch yourself saying/doing the exact same thing, that the influence behind your child’s new habit becomes apparent. They learned it from you! Make sure that your kids are emulating the… read more →

Putting the green in St. Patrick’s Day

Putting the green in St. Patrick’s Day
This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. We all know the St. Patty’s Day traditions – temporary shamrock tattoos, beads, block parties, Irish pubs, and, of course, green beer. This year, let’s take the “green” theme up a notch with the added flair of sustainability! That’s right – it’s possible to embrace your inner Irish and lower your… read more →

Eco-friendly parties for your little ones

This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. Your child has been relentlessly reminding you these past six months:  his or her birthday is coming up! If you’re in the party planning stages, here’s a thought: why not teach your little ones how to have fun in an environmentally conscious way? Below, find our top tips for reducing your… read more →

Snowed In – going green in winter weather

Snowed In – going green in winter weather
This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. This winter season, schoolchildren everywhere are performing snow dances and going to bed with their PJ’s on inside out, in eager anticipation of a coveted snow day. Parents, however, often have icier feelings towards winter weather. The idea of a snowstorm – and worse yet, ice – is enough to make… read more →

Urban homesteading

Urban homesteading
This post originally appeared on the JustGreen Community website. Small refrigerators, minimal storage and tiny sinks are generally what come to mind when picturing the “urban” kitchen– hardly a place where nourishing meals could be harvested, prepared and stored. However, with the popularity of urban homesteading on the rise, more and more city dwellers now realize that their choice of living… read more →

Many corporations continue to ignore their largest sources of emissions

By Mark Mondik Just before Thanksgiving, I attended VERGE SF, a gathering of the sustainability community in San Francisco.  Overall, the conference was well run, informative, and professionally produced—a success—but I couldn't help feeling that something was missing from the conversation.  Later, I realized what it was: Almost no one was talking about a comprehensive plan to address the bulk… read more →
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